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Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

This is my first Mother’s Day without my mother. A few years ago she had a stroke & for a while (including Mother’s Day I think) she didn’t know who I was, but she was still there. It’s not like the first Father’s Day after my father died – we were still helping mom get […]

Bucket List

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This was written on Jan 1, but just now posting it…. In the late 1990s I created a file on my computer called “100 Things” – basically what is now called a “bucket list”. I decided to throw it away today. No, I didn’t finish everything on it; instead, I realized a list is about […]

Spring (& Summer) Cleaning

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Yup another month. Just the usual stuff happening – every weekend in May busy with the show, then a weekend in San Franciso catching up with friends and seeing “Tales of the City”, starting an acting class (& finishing another), auditioning for (& not getting) a few shows, seeing a few shows, a professional conference, […]

The Golden Age of Veracity

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I realized the other day that we’re nearing the end of a very interesting period of human history, what I have termed “The Golden Age of Veracity”. When human society was composed of small groups, it was difficult for any one person in a group to perpetuate a lie for very long because people knew […]

A lesson from Labor Day

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I read an article on the website of the San Diego paper today about the fact that Labor Day has lost its historical significance for most of the country.  According to the article, Labor Day was originally (1882) meant to protest standard working conditions of the time and for many years was as much protest […]

Time and Distance

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Today John is starting his new job in Austin, 1300 miles away.  While I’m working I’m waiting for my brother and his family to arrive from New Zealand, a few thousand miles away.  They’ll stay for a few days then head home to Floriday, another few thousand miles away.  I was not able to compete […]

Learning Lessons

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Last weekend I was in the play “Miss Witherspoon” (they broke the men’s parts up, so I only had about 12 lines), which is all about learning life lessons, so I’m putting the last week into that format. I didn’t do a lot on the work search front last week, figuring that no one would […]

Calling the Kettle Black

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

There’s nothing like publishing to turn the mirror on oneself.  When I started writing a fitness column for a bear club’s newsletter, I realized that I had missed going to the gym several weeks myself.  I’m no gym rat (i.e. I don’t go to the gym every day), but I have been diligent about not […]

Cloud bridges

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Walking home through Balboa Park this evening I saw what appeared to be an arch bridge between two palm trees. A few steps further and the ilusion was broken – it was of course a cloud that was in reality nowhere near the ground or even the trees. The irony is that when I saw […]

Reviews and Random Thoughts

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Since I have some free time this Christmas (I’m in Florida visiting my mother, but she’s heading to sleep by 7:30), I decided it’s a good time to review my New Year’s goals from January. For reference they were: Start my own business – I’ve been wanting to do this for many years, and I’m […]